Judge Hyatt was appointed to the Denver District Court in November of 1987. He had previously served on the Denver County Court since May 1, 1984. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Hyatt served in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and was in private practice. He also served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court and as director of that court’s legal staff. He received his law degree from the University of Missouri School of Law. Before becoming an attorney he worked as a television news reporter and anchorman.
Judge Hyatt was appointed Chief Judge of the Denver District Court effective April 1, 2010 and has served in that capacity since that time.